Living Portiats

Living Portraits heads to Grow Festival, Corby

Living Portraits will be exhibited at Grow Festival 2018 on Sunday 22 July 12-5pm.

Date: Sunday 22 July 2018, 12-5pm
Location: Old Vodafone Unit, Corporation Street, Corby
(Visit the information point at James Ashworth VC Square for directions to the exhibition)

This weekend we’ll be showcasing our Living Portraits exhibition as part of Grow Festival in Corby.

We’ve been working with our partners The Core at Corby Cube to deliver our Living Portraits project, which is part of our Celebrating Age work.

Celebrating Age is a two year programme of activity and in the autumn we’ll be starting the next stage, the Recycled Silent Movie project.

We’d love you to come along to the exhibition in Corby’s Willow Place Shopping Centre and take-in the wonderful stories that older residents have shared with us in these digital portraits.

We started Living Portraits last autumn with three magnificent portraits from residents of St John’s Charity that were projected onto the walls of United Church, Winchester.

The project continued this spring and our first showcase of all sixteen portraits was as part of Hat Fair 2018. We are very grateful to St John’s Charity who very kindly gave us unique access to St John’s Chapel for the weekend. This was an intimate experience allowing audiences to listen closely to the stories and experiences of the older residents of Winchester and Corby.

The older participants were recruited through the support of Brendoncare, St John’s Winchester, the Winchester Live at Home Scheme, Age Concern Hampshire and the sheltered housing scheme in Corby.

The project is intergenerational, so we also worked with younger people from both local areas. All of the young people took part in a series of workshops on verbatim theatre, oral history and film-making.

In Corby we worked with home-schooled students who took delight in a tour of Corby Borough Council’s heritage collection.

In Winchester we worked with St Swithun’s School, the University of Winchester and Winchester School of Art.

We will shortly be releasing details of how to get involved in the Recycled Silent Movie project, so please stay in touch for the next instalment of Celebrating Age!

Photo by Adrienne Photography | Living Portraits at Hat Fair 2018